uptitling


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uptitling

(ʌpˈtaɪtəlɪŋ)
n
(Professions) jocular the practice of conferring grandiose job titles to employees performing relatively menial jobs
[C20: from up + title (sense 4)]
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However, the misuse of "general" predates the recent uptitling epidemic, and the term is more than simply grandiose.
A strange new phenomenon called "uptitling" is causing confusion in offices across the country as bosses dish out fancy new descriptions to people instead of pay rises.
The phenomenon is becoming so common it even has its own buzzword - "uptitling".